Laurel Roth Hope

After wrapping up a productive year as an Artist Fellow at the de Young Museum of San Francisco, I had a solo show at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco in fall of 2013 - a partial catalog can be seen online at Flight of the Dodo.
I'm looking forward to participating in several shows in 2014, including Crystal Bridges "State of theArt:Discovering American Art Now" show opening September 2014.
The Singing and the Silence at The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC
Strut:The Peacock in Beauty and Art at the Hudson River Museum October 11, 2014 - January 18, 2015 with a 200 page catalog.
The Skull Show at The Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts will feature some of my hominid skulls June 12th through August 31st.
Re: Collection is a selection of works at the Museum of Art and Design in New York by retiring chief curator David McFadden and will feature some of my collaborative work with Andy Diaz Hope.
Against the Grain: This show, organized by Museum of Art and Design, New York, featuring some of my wood carvings, is currently at The Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. It has a beautiful hardcover catalog (with a cover photo of one of my pieces) available at many local bookstores or Amazon.


I am a self-taught artist who is interested in the biological ramifications of humankind’s drive to modify ourselves as well as our environment. Before I started my career as an artist, I was a park ranger and worked in natural resource conservation. I feel very lucky to currently have work included in many prominent collections, including Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas, Project Space 176 in London, The Progressive Collection, 21C Museum in Louisville, KY, and the Ripley’s Museum of Hollywood, CA. In addition to my own work I regularly collaborate with Andy Diaz Hope, as well as other artists, on projects and installations.

I am currently represented by:
Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco,
Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago,
and Bergarde Gallery in The Netherlands

For inquiries, please contact:
Gallery Wendi Norris
161 Jessie Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
p: 415.346.7812

Please note that, like many things in life, this artist's statement and website is a work in progress.